As biker brawls usually do, this fight had theatrics — a young, new member of the Red Devils Motorcycle Club allegedly swinging a baseball bat into an older member of the rival Outlaws Motorcycle Club in a busy parking lot in St. Catharines, Ont.
The noisy, dinner-hour fight featured, as biker brawls also often do, an uncooperative victim unwilling to complain to police.
Last week’s parking lot fracas marks another entry in a recent spike in biker violence in Southern Ontario.
“We’ve noticed an uptick in violence. There’s kind of a little string of concerning things all about weapons and violence,” said Det. Staff Sgt. Scott Wade, operations coordinator for the Biker Enforcement Unit (BEU), a joint forces police unit led by the Ontario Provincial Police.
“We have noticed that there’s no slow down in outlaw activity because of COVID,” he said.
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